Super 80

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  1. Super 80

    Airbus now Lists C Series

    DC-9-80 or DC-9 Super 80. The MD-87 was the first variant never officially referred to as DC-9-8_ The MD-95 was certified as the 717, I have a factory model of the MD-95 in my office.
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    Airbus now Lists C Series

    Renaming a plane that is certified, delivered and operating is stupid but this is a much better industrial outcome than precarious profitability for Bombardier. Mirabel could be unrecognizable a decade from now. Quebec must be positively drooling at the prospect of snapping up work from the UK if Airbus flips the board and the bird over Brexit.
  3. I understand the Captain in question is a pig but he had the presence of mind to save his communications with Ms. Lewis.
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    Cold war story

    A lot of stories just die, my grandfather was ravaged by alzheimers by the end of the cold war and to this day I don't really know in any detail what he did for the USAF although whatever it was they saw fit to send him to fighter school when he was nearly fifty.
  5. Super 80

    Boeing Ties in With Embraer

    I can't wait to see how this goes when Brazil elects their next firebrand leftist.
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    WestJet in the news for baggage

    I won't pretend to know what Mr. Walker's individual situation is, but amateur for-profit exporters will fill any flight to Jamaica with clothing and small electronics.
  7. Super 80

    Canada Buys USED fighters

    There was a book I had to read in school where the grounds of YYZ become a killing field as an invading American airborne force is picked off with TOW missiles.
  8. Super 80

    Westjet 60 Hour Delay From LGW

    I was referring to the traveling public, WestJet's well publicized meltdown that was their inaugural season of 767 service to Gatwick followed by episodes like this haven't actually dampened their enthusiasm for the route.
  9. Super 80

    Westjet 60 Hour Delay From LGW

    The loads speak for themselves.
  10. Super 80

    Memory Lane

    I have large prints of the CP Air DC-3 and 747 Robert Banks lithographs in my office, everyone has tried to buy the 747 one from me at least once. He also did a series for Air Canada but they're too rich for my blood. These aren't my copies.
  11. I have seen these guys outside the Macs, they were canvassing pretty aggressively.
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    Westjet pilots strike vote

    The Swoop DEC isn't going to hang around at the bottom of the list as a first officer and file a grievance through a union that considers them a scab, they will quit and sue on the grounds they were lured from their previous employment for a position that doesn't exist and a whole bunch of other legal arguments depending on their personal situation at the time they were hired and what they were told or promised during the hiring process. I don't see how anyone could argue that a pre-employment dispute of that nature is covered by any grievance process anywhere - especially when the union in question is as much (or even greater) an adversary to the affected pilots as the company would be in that situation. In any event the ALPA won't be the bargaining agent for Swoop until September. The Swoop first officers will probably be perfectly happy to be at the bottom of the list at WestJet instead of Sky Regional or CargoJet and will keep their heads down until the hard feelings pass.
  13. Super 80

    Westjet pilots strike vote

    I am reasonably sure that attrition within WestJet's ranks as first officers move to Air Canada for a better path to an upgrade will render the fate of the Swoop first officers relatively moot as there will be opportunities for everyone Swoop, Encore and OTS. The real issue is the Swoop DECs, they're going to be a problem for both WestJet and the ALPA is they're unhappy where they end-up because they can sue WestJet and the ALPA is now obligated to fairly represent them - and I am not sure they could resist the temptation to **bleep** with them in which case they will immediately run the Industrial Relations Board.
  14. Super 80

    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Well that is going to be uncomfortable for the foaming at the mouth ALPA radicals who were calling for reprisals against their new union brothers.
  15. U2 pilots wear diapers.